Covid-19 Legislation & Guidance

Operating Guidance

  • For guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely under COVID-secure guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, visit GOV.UK.

  • Businesses that are open to the public must display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can ‘check-in’. It’s fast and easy to create these posters on the government QR website.

    Anyone visiting venues, whether indoors or outdoors, should provide contact information before being allowed entry. Businesses must keep these records for 21 days, after which the information should be securely disposed of or deleted. Any business that is found not to be compliant with these regulations could be subject to formal enforcement, including financial penalties. Find out if your business or venue is required to do this.
    For more details on Test and Trace in Westminster
    Download the guide (PDF, 300KB)

  • Businesses that are reopening must now consider how to ensure that their workplaces are safe for customers and workers. The government has produced detailed workplace-specific guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible, as well as further guidance for the retail sector on how they can reopen and operate safely to protect their staff and customers. See GOV.UK for full guidance.

  • Counter Terrorism Policing has shared its latest ‘UK Protect’ national bulletin outlining security guidance for the business community ahead of reopening. Please see here (PDF).

    For information on preparing your business for major incidences or emergencies, please check out the City Council’s main webpage.

    You can also access a checklist provided by the council to help you develop a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plan. See here (PDF).

    Please also see guidance on Returning to work and Fire Safety here (PDF).

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